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A Lesson From Polar Bears

by Sam Perren

650 words (3 minute read)

Originally Published: 2012-10-10




Thank you for taking the time to read my report. Before I begin, I would like to share some of the philosophy that guides my investment activities, since you may be wondering at my motives for creating this product(over 300 hours of research/work) and giving it away for free. Keep reading and this will become evident.

By investing time in reading this special series of posts, you must be interested in creating wealth for a variety of good reasons:

  • -to care for elderly parents,
  • -save for your children’s education,
  • -leave a legacy to your favorite charity,
  • -to travel,
  • -prepare for retirement,
  • -to buy a nice boat or RV,
  • -to have a bigger house or better car.

But, will money and wealth alone give you all you need and want in life? The truth is no, it will not.  Consider the following formula for Prosperity:

Prosperity = Wealth + Fulfillment

Now, what defines your Fulfillment is for you to decide.  Each person is different, and there are many right answers to the question “what fulfills me?”  Fulfillment is an individual journey, which I encourage you to pursue according to your aspirations. I would love for you to tell me about it!

Wealth, however, is a tangible thing that is the same for everyone. Wealth is a real, unchanging element in the formula to Prosperity, and the ethical accumulation and stewardship of Wealth are noble pursuits.  What is the best way to accumulate Wealth on the path to Prosperity?

A compelling story by a powerful speaker, Richard Dolan, drove the message home for me. This is a story about a Canadian icon whom is feared, loved, and marveled at by many; the polar bear.  I hope this story interests you as much as it did me…


What makes polar bears survive, when they live in arguably the harshest environment on earth, and the only thing that provides them enough calories to sustain themselves is the wary, and much faster seals?  The obvious answer is that polar bears are great hunters. They break ice so that there is a large hole, and seals who are swimming under the ice will see the holes, and go up to get some air. The ability to hunt is a must for polar bears to survive.

polar bear sculptureVarious techniques makes the polar bear a great hunter, and a popularly reported method is depicted by this bronze statue.

Ever since the early Arctic explorers returned from their adventures, and according to native oral tradition, reports circulated of a polar bear standing over a hole, and it camouflaging itself by hiding it’s nose.

But how does a polar bear know that it’s nose is black? How does it know that covering its nose would be effective in it’s pursuit of hunting a seal? Can it see it’s reflection? Maybe, but even so, how would the bear know to cover it’s nose?  The answer is that polar bears are very adaptive learners.


polar bear skinny bear

If you were a skinny bear, what would you rather be?

fat polar bear

A Fat Bear!

So, what would you do?

Observe what fat bears do!


Because – fat bears are obviously very good at hunting!


In real life, to get what we need and want, we must find out what the “fatter polar bears” are doing.  If we adopt some of the same strategies, we can become just as good at “hunting”.  So how are the “Fat Bears” creating Wealth and achieving Prosperity?

Until next time,

About the author: Sam Perren has helped dozens of investment partners aquire real estate, representing over $16Million CAD in purchases with rental income of over $100,000/mo. If you'd like access to Sam's "deal of the week" please click here.